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 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

District approves levy request

The Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors Monday night approved a $1.1million four-year levy for maintenance and operations to go before district voters Feb. 10. In doing so, the board followed the recommendations of a special levy comm...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Fire chief resigns in Coulee Dam

When you make a 911 call to report a fire in Coulee Dam you expect a town fire engine and crew to respond. Don’t count on it. Last week, Coulee Dam fire chief Robert Jackson resigned after 12 years as chief. When reached he refused to comment on...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Town bids on Electric City police work

The town of Coulee Dam has made an offer to Electric City to provide police services. The offer was sent last week and outlined for Coulee Dam Town Council members last Wednesday night by Mayor Greg Wilder. The five-year offer would begin in 2015 at...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

City to spend less to bolster tourism

Electric City will spend thousands less on boosting tourism efforts and related job growth after the city council reversed itself in a 3-2 vote last week. The council last Tuesday night backed off its previous decision in November to spend 75...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

Newsbriefs

Early deadline for newspaper Due to the Christmas holiday The Star newspaper has a deadline for its next issue for news and advertising at 5 p.m. this Friday. Next week’s issue will be published Tuesday, Dec. 23. Happy Holidays. Pay raise approved...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 17, 2014 

Oregon artist chosen for local school art

Lucinda Parker, an abstract artist from Oregon, has been commissioned to produce $75,000 worth of artwork for the new school complex. Parker was one of scores of artists recommended to a local committee by the Washington State Art Commission. The...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

Sale scramble

Bidders move in to check their bids on items at a silent auction Saturday at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center, where plenty of bargains were for sale, along with lunch. - Scott Hunter...

 
 News    December 17, 2014 

Brighter above

While the Grand Coulee Dam area was shrouded in clouds Saturday, just above Crown Point the view offered bright blue sky over fluffy clouds. - Scott Hunter photo...

 
 Opinion    December 17, 2014 

Coulee Recollections

Ten Years Ago The Coulee Dam Town Council approved a hotly contested budget last week before a packed house of community members who spoke their minds on several hot budget issues with the Mason City...

 
 By Diane Canady    Community    December 17, 2014 

Library lights up with winners

The “ Lighting of the Library’ was held Dec. 9 at the Grand Coulee Public Library and was attended by about 75 people. Santa arrived, courtesy of the Grand Coulee Fire Department, and greeted each child in attendence with a new book and a candy...

 
 Community    December 17, 2014 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber After Hours This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Chamber After Hours meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkey Professional building. See our ad page 3. Care and Share Food Bank...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014 

Raiders lose in Warden

The Lake Roosevelt boys basketball team had been scheduled to play three games this past week, but instead one was rescheduled, one is up in the air, and the Raiders lost to Warden in the only game played. A Dec. 9 road trip to Liberty Bell has been...

 
 By Scott Hunter    Sports    December 17, 2014 

Sports scheduling - so far

With the Lake Roosevelt gym in the midst of getting a new roof, it hasn’t taken much over the last two weeks to send sports schedules into disarray, with schedules changing sometimes daily. The reconstruction of the leaky roof couldn’t be...

 
 Community    December 17, 2014 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 12/9 - A person living in Grand Coulee Manor complained to police about another person living there and said he is being harassed. Police advised him to get a protective court order. 12/10 - A construction firm owner told police...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 17, 2014 

Coulee Dam town officials confident of emergency coverage

Following a shakeup in the Coulee Dam Fire Department that came to a head last week, town leaders this week have stated their confidence that citizens are safe and that calls for emergency services will be met. “In terms of providing protection,...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Recommendation: Seek school tax levy

Grand Coulee Dam School District taxpayers will be asked to vote on a new maintenance and operation levy, Feb. 10. The amount and duration will be decided Dec. 15, by the school board, after it receives a recommendation from an independent levy...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 10, 2014

Electric City's police protection ending with 2014

As it stands today, Electric City will be out of police coverage for its residents on Dec. 31. It’s a money issue. Electric City pays for police protection from Grand Coulee, which wants more. Council committees of the two cities met a couple...

 
 News    December 10, 2014

Sweet success

Jessica Schneider from the J.R. Newhouse accounting firm, left, tells tasters about wine samples at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Vintners & Brewers Tasting & Auction...

 
 Opinion    December 10, 2014

Coulee Recollections

10 years ago The preliminary 2005 budget has been released for the town of Coulee Dam with expenditures at $1.26 million with over $777,000 for police operations including revenue of $540,000 in USBR...

 
 Community    December 10, 2014

Meetings and Notices

Chamber Meeting at Pepper Jacks The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its noon meeting Thursday, Dec. 11, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille in Grand Coulee. A recap will be held on the Vintners and Brewers event held last Saturday....

 
 School    December 10, 2014

PTA to meet

People who would like to get involved in continual school improvement can attend the Grand Coulee Dam Area PTA this Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Roosevelt cafeteria....

 
 School    December 10, 2014

School holiday concerts set

Three holiday concerts are scheduled for music students in the Grand Coulee Dam School District this month, Music Director/Specialist Lisa Vaughan said this week. • The Lake Roosevelt High School...

 
 Legals    December 10, 2014

Legals for December 10, 2014

Announcement Grand Coulee Dam School District #301J AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, OPENING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER - POSITION #4 A vacancy exists on the Board of Directors for the Grand Coulee Dam School District. The Board is seeking letters of interest...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 3, 2014

College to set up "knowledge center" at old middle school

Big Bend Community College will soon be hanging its shingle out at the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School annex building. It will be the beginning of a Community Knowledge Center, where students and local residents can take advantage of a range...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    December 3, 2014

Library offers free live homework help online

Students, are you having trouble with your homework and your parents can’t help? Then North Central Regional Library might be your answer. Kim Mehr, out of the Wenatchee Public Library, and representing NCRL, made a presentation last month to...

 

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